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ASHRM Celebrates National Patient Safety Awareness Week


National Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 14-20, 2021

The American Society for Health Care Risk Management recognizes National Patient Safety Awareness Week and the role in which patient safety professionals contribute to ASHRM’s mission of advancing patient safety, reducing uncertainty and maximizing value.

ASHRM Patient Safety Tip Sheets

This year in observation of Patient Safety Awareness Week, we encourage members to share our newly developed tip sheets with their peers to increase awareness about patient safety and best practices in the field.


Earn Your Patient Safety Certificate

The Patient Safety Certificate Program is designed to assist health care risk management and patient safety professionals apply key patient safety concepts to support improved patient care and outcomes. Participants will review patient safety concepts and learn to effectively apply them to effect positive change in their organization. The certificate program combines an online component with in-person learning. Learn More


Patient Safety Awareness Week Activities and Tools

Patient Safety Week Podcasts

ASHRM Behavioral Health WhitePaper Series

Behavioral Health focus is paramount in today’s ever-changing environment to ensure safe and trusted health care. This podcast highlights our 3-part whitepaper looking at providing treatment for patients with behavioral health issues who are treated across the spectrum of care.


Recognizing and Managing Bias in Health Care

In this conversation, we explore the definitions and impact of unconscious and implicit biases on healthcare delivery and patient safety, centering specific biases including: relation, race, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, and mental health.

Patient Safety Word Search

A fun way to practice your patient safety vocabulary. This word search contains commonly-used terms in patient safety. Answer sheet


ASHRM Patient Safety Reference Books

Health Care Risk Management Fundamentals

Health Care Risk Management Fundamental

ASHRM Health Care Risk Management Fundamentals is a gateway resource for new and seasoned health care risk management professionals. It will help readers understand the fundamentals of risk management and Enterprise Risk Management and provide insights into the risk associated with all of the moving parts of a health care organization.

This text utilizes the ERM model to illuminate the fundamental domains of health care risk management including Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety, the Legal and Regulatory Environment, Claims and Litigation and Risk Financing.

Physician Office Risk Management Playbook

Physician Office Risk Management Playbook

Get the resources you need to manage risk in physician office practices. This playbook is your go-to reference for tools and references on risk management issues including follow up of test results, missed appointments, medical records, patient communication, scope of practice issues, patient termination and much.

Patient Safety Risk Management Playbook

Patient Safety Risk Management Playbook

Gain the knowledge to promote an enterprise risk management program that enhances patient safety and demonstrates added value with ASHRM’s Patient Safety Playbook. The book will help you become a more knowledgeable and confident health care risk manager through the use of data and metrics, an approach that supports patient safety and risk reduction programs and initiatives. 

Root Cause Analysis Playbook

ASHRM Root Cause Analysis Playbook

The ASHRM Root Cause Analysis Playbook is an invaluable resource for when harmful patient safety events happen in your health care facility. This Playbook gives risk managers of all experience levels an industry-proven template for responding to these sentinel events, with a clearly-framed step-by-step approach to RCA. This book also contains all of the leading RCA tools in one place, from fault trees to approximate cause analysis, as well as guidance on how to choose the right response team and ask the right interview questions..